Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review, Pros, Cons, Specifications compared to iPad2

December 24th, 2011 | Gadgets Reviews | by RaniDababneh

I’ve recently received the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to experience for couple of weeks so here I will post my brief review.

Of course the first thing to notice was the shift since the – last year – Galaxy Tab 7.0 I’ve reviewed and owned, in terms of physical size, thickness and mobility, beside the operating system and usability shift.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Pros

1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 & GeForce GPU, running on 1 GB RAM forces a great response time and efficient performance while running multiple applications. Flash support is brilliant and enables developers to develop advanced graphics and game apps. Stunning display and sharp picture quality. Elegant tablet that feels strong, while weighing less than the iPad 2. Satisfactory battery lifetime, 1 day for regular usage.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Cons

Poor cameras; primary camera is only 3MP, the another front camera for video calling is only 2MP. While the absence of a microSD card can be forgiven, considering that the tablet comes with 16 or 32 GB of internal storage space, there is no excuse for the lack of USB and HDMI ports! And most importantly price is a bit expensive, 16GB is around JOD 650 in Amman, Jordan.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Amman Jordan

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 VS iPad2

Galaxy Tab 10.1 iPad 2
Model GT-P7510
(WiFi only version)
(WiFi only version)
OS Android Honeycomb 3.1 iOS 4.3.3
Processor 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 with ARM Cortex 9 CPUs & GeForce GPU 1GHz dual-core Apple A5
Memory 1GB RAM; 16GB flash storage 500MB RAM; 16GB flash storage
Display 10.1-in. (diag); 1280×800; 149 ppi 9.7-in. (diag); 1024×768; 132 ppi
Cameras front 2MP; rear 3MP with 720p recording front 0.3MP (640×480); rear 1MP (720p); 30fps recording on both
Speakers stereo mono
Video formats supported H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV7/8, VP8, MP43, VC-1 format: 3GP (MP4), WMV (asf), AVI H.264 with AAC-LC audio in .m4v, .mp4, .mov formats; MPEG-4 video in m4v, .mp4, .mov formats; M-JPEG with audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi format
Audio formats supported MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MID, IMY, WMA, Vorbis, RTTTL/RTX, OTA HE-AAC (V1/V2), AAC, Protected AAC , MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Wireless Wifi (802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1 Wifi (802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1
Location GPS Digital compass (no GPS on wifi-only models)
Expansion Proprietary dock port (charging, usb, hdmi); 3.5mm audio in/out Proprietary dock port (USB, sound, video, power); 3.5mm audio in/out
Battery 7000mAH 3.7V Li-polymer 6930mAH 3.8V Li-polymer
Dimensions 10.1 x 6.9 x 0.34 in 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.34 in
Weight 19.9 oz 21.3 oz
Default installed apps Browser, Email, Gmail, Gallery, Maps, Books, Google Search, Google Talk, Voice Search, Latitude, Music Hub, Navigation, Places, Pulse, QuickOffice, YouTube, Music Player, Android Market, Samsung Apps Mail, Safari Browser, iBooks, Videos, Photos, Find my iPad, iPod, iTunes, App Store, Maps, YouTube, Game Center, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, FaceTime, Photo Booth

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  • Damon Aldora

    things I am looking forward to most on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are the huge screen,
    the dual-core processor, and LTE! I am definitely excited about getting mine.
    LTE is something that I have wanted to use for the longest time! I stream quite
    a lot on my phone using the DISH Remote Access app, and it is great, but on 3G,
    it is just not the best for high definition streaming. LTE would be great for
    streaming live TV and recorded shows from my Sling Adapter-connected receiver
    to my Tab. From my experience working for DISH, I have had a lot of time to
    play with the app, and as great as it is on 3G, I think I am going to enjoy it
    much more using LTE!

  • Ferasmf

    I’m waiting for the release of tab10.1 in Jordan as i knew it’s going to be in the next few weeks, is this correct? How much the wireless 32 GB cost? I’m looking for an android tablet and in case Galaxy tab 10.1 is NA, I will go for motorola xoom. Any one knows more details??